Presentence Investigator Duties
Probation & Parole is responsible for preparation of a presentence investigative report that is prepared by a presentence investigator. A presentence investigative report details information about a defendant that has not yet been sentenced for his or her crime by the court. Each presentence investigator across the state averages approximately 10-12 investigations per month.
The presentence investigation consists of an interview with the defendant regarding a review of his or her criminal record, a review of the specific facts of the crime and a social history regarding education, employment, physical/mental health and community support systems. The presentence investigative report includes a victim impact statement and information gathered from collateral contacts. The presentence investigative report is a protected, confidential document disclosable only to the judge, prosecuting attorney, defense counsel and the defendant.